I. Summarize participants’ evaluations, and how their feedback resulted in new learning or growth for you this past year.:
I've described some of the feedback I've received in my evening course, above, and this has been full of learning for me. I've received very positive feedback for my introductory weekends, and this has been part of the satisfaction I have felt in them.
J. What are your current growing edges or challenges as a trainer that you will be working on in the future?:
I am still looking to work with "The art of transparency", not just in the weekend workshop format that I plan on persuing, but in every training context I am in. I feel a growing allergy in me to being "in role" or in a heirarchical position regarding participants, and want to keep exploring that. What does it take to fully model this work, while taking care that you don't freak people out? How to invite people into the spirit of NVC without getting overly focussed on the dogma?I love how teaching NVC is such a wonderful and hugely exacting challenge as regards integrity: can I stay real, honest, in connection as I share this thing that's all about being real, honest, connected?
K. If you found opportunities to work with other trainers this year, please share the most meaningful experiences for you.:
I love how working with Dominic Barter and Kit Miller on the Findhorn Intensive Training, as we do each summer now, supports me in the above learning. I especially enjoy the deeper level of connection we enjoyed this year, and of mutual collaboration. I hope we are moving towards a new kind of event altogether, less a training and more an experience of living the in the spirit of nonviolence.